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A pattern of locomotion or a way of
Gamstorp Syndrome Periodic episodes of
weakness related due to hyperkalemia (or high potassium).
A cluster of nerve cells.
These are non-cancerous,
fluid-filled cysts which are common masses or lumps in the hand. They are
usually found on the back of the wrist.
Gender Dysphoria Syndrome
Psychological problems related to unhappiness over ones sex. Men, for example,
request operations to become women and vise versa.
The basic, functional units of
heredity, each occupies a specific place on a chromosome.
The inability to recognize and use the fingers, differentiate left from right,
problems writing and problems calculating, due to angular gyrus damage.
A sharp bend in the spine causing a bump or hump on the back.
The large, superficial buttock
A progressive torticollis or
twisting of the neck, with facial asymmetry, keloids, kidney problems and heart
A chiropractic system of correcting pelvic and sacral "subluxations" to correct
secondary subluxations elsewhere in the spine. The alleged problem areas are
located by motion palpation and skin-temperature instrument measurement and
"confirmed" with full-spine x-ray examination.
A process for classifying cancer cells,
degenerative processes, or virtually any disease to determine its severity.
A mass of red, irritated tissue in
the body and due to inflammation or infection.
Gray Baby Syndrome
A potentially fatal reaction to chloramphenicol in neonates, this is due in part
to liver damage.
Pain caused by pressure applied to the lower abdomen in cases of appendicitis.
Gray Spinal Syndrome
Muscular atrophy, syringomyelia and motor dysfunction all due to abnormalities
of the gray matter of the spinal cord.
The darker-colored tissues of the
central nervous system which in the brain include the cerebral cortex, the
thalamus, the basal ganglia, and the outer layers of the cerebellum.
This is a chiropractic upper cervical technique that depends upon x-ray
examination to measure and detect misalignments between the atlas and the skull.
Adjustment can be made with an instrument or be done manually by placing
pressure on the side of the neck at the base of the skull.
This is a psychological process or
technique whose goals include helping to cope with certain health problems.
Plantar flexion and fanning of the toes when the heel is tapped, similar in
meaning to Babinski sign.
Polyradiculoneuritis, or dysfunction of all of the nerves of the body, includes
those that control breathing. The weakness occurs without numbness.
Pinching over the quadriceps causes flexion of the hip and knee due to meningeal
irritation (inflammation of the coverings of the spinal cord and nerve roots).
This is the space between the ligaments and bones of the wrist which holds the
ulnar nerve. When the space is too small, the nerve may be pinched and
painful. It may be helped with splints, injections or surgery.
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